Rendez-vous aux Jardins 2024: family workshops at the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud (92)

Published by My de Sortiraparis, Manon de Sortiraparis, Cécile de Sortiraparis, Graziella de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on May 30th, 2024 at 03:23 p.m.
Rendez-vous aux Jardins 2024 takes place on June 1 and 2 at the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, with guided tours and artistic installations on the program.

Did you know? The Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, which belonged to Philippe d'Orléans, the brother of Louis XIV, lost its château during the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. Fortunately, the 460-hectare site has been preserved as a fine example of classical garden design, with its terraces, perspectives, green carpets, bosquets, green rooms, fountains and basins.

The bas-parc stretches along the Seine, below the château's terrace, from the Pont de Saint-Cloud to the Pont de Sèvres. Here you can admire the grand cascade, the upper section of which is almost 90 meters long, a skilful 17th-century composition by Antoine Le Pautre, later enlarged by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, and the neighbouring grand jet, over 30 meters high. They are precious testimonies to the traditional techniques used by fountain-makers.

The grand-parc was partly cut through by the railway line under Louis-Philippe, then by the freeway in the late 1930s. It has essentially retained the layout of the avenues and wooded squares designedby Le Nôtre in the 17th century. To the west, the wooded areas of La Brosse and the Plaine des Quatre Cèdres have a wilder, more rural feel. North of the freeway, in the Parc de Villeneuve, attached to the estate in 1852, the pond, in its natural green setting, contrasts with the well-tended garden surrounding the Escadrille La Fayette memorial .

Since 1823, the Trocadéro garden has occupied the former Montretout hill. A private garden designed for the entertainment and education of Charles X's grandchildren, it was conceived as a veritable"living herbarium". The Rendez-vous aux Jardins is a golden opportunity to discover it from top to bottom, on the first weekend in June!

The program for Rendez-vous aux Jardins 2024 at the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud :

Aucun événement annoncé à ce jour, le programme est mis à jour en fonction des annonces officielles.

Aucun événement annoncé à ce jour, le programme est mis à jour en fonction des annonces officielles.

Great discoveries at the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From June 1st, 2024 to June 2nd, 2024

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.

    Location

    1 Avenue de la Grille d'Honneur
    92210 Saint Cloud

    Access
    Metro: Line 10 terminus Boulogne-Pont de St-Cloud, By streetcar: T2 [Pont de Bezons-Porte de Versailles], stop Parc de St-Cloud By bus: Lines 52, 72, 126, 175, 460, 467, stop Parc de St-Cloud Line 160 terminus Pont de St-Cloud-Albert Kahn Line 260 stop Rhin et Danube-Musée Albert Kahn

    Prices
    Free

    Official website
    rendezvousauxjardins.culture.gouv.fr

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